A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”
If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.
The A&E department in the hospital should not be used for routine in hours or out of hours consultations, however for certain conditions listed below, you could go directly there. Trauma cases (especially severe life threatening injuries), severe burns, severe head injuries, metallic fragments in the eyes and nose and overdoses of medication or alcohol. Please also keep in mind the Minor Injury and Illness Service which may be able to help. They can be contacted on the number below.
We are happy to see you at the practice first to help guide which service you should be using. We can manage many suspected fractures by organising x-rays and provide a minor injury service at the practice.